The Disease Hunters

What could cause the next pandemic? Meet the 'Disease Hunters', crack teams of international scientists on the frontlines who are racing to identify, study and kill infectious diseases, vectors and microbes. Three episodes uncover the unseen operations of viruses, bacteria and mosquito-borne diseases and their treatments through vaccines, antibiotics and antibodies.

Episodes

Air Date: June 16, 2021 - 48:01
Mosquito-borne diseases kill over a million people each year, making mosquitoes the world's deadliest creatures. Who can stop this menace? Meet disease hunters who combat mosquito-borne diseases like dengue and malaria.
Air Date: June 09, 2021 - 47:57
Humanity has been battling bacteria for centuries. The discovery of antibiotics revolutionized healthcare and saved countless lives. But as antibiotic resistant "Superbugs" emerge, how do we stay one step ahead?
Air Date: March 18, 2021 - 47:23
COVID-19 has brought attention back to deadly viruses. Meet hard-working scientists racing to identify emerging pathogens, battle existing viruses and co-operate to find urgently-needed treatments and vaccines.